Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kev Carmony - Jack Deelin 7"

Tomorrow is the day the dominant culture here is Australia celebrates
Australia Day, to me it is always Invasion Day, the day the full
invasion of Australia began. A better day to celebrate the birth of a
nation could be found, this date the day the British landed in Sydney
to unload their criminal cargo is a pretty bad choice. Federation day
when the nation really begun, December the 3rd when the flag of
stars was raised at the Eureka Stockade,
or Anzac day have been proposed.

Still it is what it is and the Union Jacks are already out in force,
so I post as my way of saying what I think.
I'm sure a few will disagree, Kev Carmody said it better than I ever
could, so I shall hand over to Kevs masterpiece "Thou shall not steal"
and his first single Jack Deelin, which has a rare live version of the
song dedicated to his dead uncle.

Tomorrow is also the day I started this blog, here with No Fixed
Address back in 2008,
so the SSS blog is 3 years old!

Download Jack Deelin 7 " single Here

Thou Shall Not Steel - Kev Carmody

1788 down Sydney Cove
The first boat-people land
Said sorry boys our gain's your loss
We gonna steal your land
And if you break our new British laws
For sure you're gonna hang
Or work your life like convicts
With chains on your neck and hands

They taught us
Oh Oh Black woman thou shalt not steal
Oh Oh Black man thou shalt not steal
We're gonna civilize
Your Black barbaric lives
And teach you how to kneel
But your history couldn't hide
The genocide
The hypocrisy to us was real
'cause your Jesus said
you're supposed to give the oppressed
a better deal
We say to you yes whiteman thou shalt not steal
Oh ya our land you'd better heal

Your science and technology Hey you can make a nuclear bomb
Development has increased the size to 3,000,000 megatons
But if you think that's progress
I suggest your reasoning is unsound
You shoulda found out long ago
You best keep it in the ground

Job and me and Jesus sittin'
Underneath the Indooroopilly bridge
Watchin' that blazin' sun go down
Behind the tall tree'd mountain ridge
The land's our heritage and spirit
Here the rightful culture's Black
and we sittin' here just wonderin'
When we get the land back

You talk of conservation
Keep the forest pristine green
Yet in 200 years your materialism
Has stripped the forests clean
A racist's a contradiction
That's understood by none
Mostly their left hand hold a bible
Their right hand holds a gun


matt said...

thank you bob.
best regards matt.

i will catch up with you soon, this was a live gig on charles sturt university radio in bathurst sep 2010 i'm with aaron hopper-guitar and chris mccusker on acc bass. hope it helps soothe a few souls. many will appreciate your thoughts.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks Matt Im downloading now

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Brilliant album deserves a post to bring to peoples attention!